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Kinesthetic learning is a learning style where education takes place by a student actually carrying out a physical activity, rather than just listening to the teacher talk or merely watching the lesson carried out; I think that I am a kinesthetic learner. When I am able to take part in the lesson, using a “hands on” approach I am able to recall the information taught to me without much trouble at all. Recently, as part of an assignment for my class at CAARR Institute, I had to go to the Sacramento Black Alcoholism Center aka SBAC and perform a “site visit”, the purpose of the assignment was to learn how a social model approach to aids in treating those with drug or alcohol addiction, the importance of thorough note taking, and report writing. The visit involved calling to make the appointment, a personal interview with the instructor, sitting in on his “group” with 17 alcoholic/addicts, taking part in the group, and asking a barrage of questions about the program. Some of the questions I asked the instructor were: How long has their program been there, what types of payment is accepted, what is the success rate of the clients, what is the race and or ethnicity of the students, what is their target population, what type of certification is held by the staff and the program, how do they approach teaching the importance of sobriety and how to get there? While I was there, I was treated like a staff member and asked
to sign all of the confidentiality forms before taking part any activities. Additionally, after the visit, I had to go home and type up a report to present in class, along with a few visual aids I had procured from the center itself, such as brochures and business cards. By the time I was done typing my report I was able to recall the information that I had learned by actually taking part in the “lesson” a whole lot better than if the instructor had stood at the front of the class telling me about proper procedures. I had not only seen firsthand but went through the motions I may go through as a counselor myself, and I thought it was exciting, I wish all my classes were like that. I am not sure how I could use this type of learning in this class, although if I pretend to be “in the writings”, be it a paragraph or an essay, it might be sort of like carrying out the activity itself. Now that is an amusing thought.